Cemita

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Cemita
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Cemita rolls at a market in Puebla, Mexico
Alternative names Cemita poblana
Type Bread roll or sandwich
Place of origin Mexico
Region or state Puebla
Cookbook: Cemita  Media: Cemita

The cemita is a torta originally from Puebla, Mexico. Also known as cemita poblana, it drives from the city (and region) of Puebla.[1][2] The word refers to the sandwich as well as to the roll it is typically served on, a bread roll covered with sesame seeds. The bread is made with egg, and resembles brioche.[3] Additionally, the ingredients usually are restricted to sliced avocado, meat, white cheese, onions, the herb pápalo and red sauce (salsa roja).[1] In modern times it has appeared on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, and other cities with Mexican food vendors.

Name[edit]

The Real Academia Española[4] says cemita comes from "acemite" (archaic Spanish for "bran")[5] which in turn comes from Aramaic, and is related to Greek σεμίδαλις (semídalis) ("semolina").

Reception[edit]

The Daily Meal reviewed the cemita, saying "there are numerous variations, but it's always a delicious mouthful" in their article "12 Life-Changing Sandwiches You've Never Heard Of".[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lubow, Arthur (20 November 2005). "Bread and Chocolate". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Zaslavsky, Nancy (1997). A Cook's Tour of Mexico: Authentic Recipes from the Country's Best Open-Air Markets, City Fondas, and Home Kitchens. Macmillan. p. 154. ISBN 9780312166083. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Gold, Jonathan (2000). Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles. Macmillan. p. 51. ISBN 9780312267230. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  4. ^ http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=cemita Buscon.rae.es
  5. ^ http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=acemite Buscon.rae.es
  6. ^ Dan Myers (27 February 2015). "12 Life-Changing Sandwiches You've Never Heard Of". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 2015-03-03.